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Smash

Series Summary
A successful songwriting duo of industry veterans, Julia and Tom have an opportunity to create another Broadway hit, but making it to opening night isn't easy. When tenacious producer Eileen joins the project, a musical based on the life of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, a rivalry for the lead role percolates between a beautiful novice and a stage veteran who is hoping to catch her big break. While the production is being prepped for opening night, real life has a tendency to get in the way: Julia and her husband are in the midst of a complicated adoption; the producer's divorce proceedings could threaten the production's finances; and the director could derail everything if he puts the star in a compromising position.

Air Dates: 2012 - 2014

Genres: Drama, Music

Network: NBC

  • Season 2, Ep. 17 : The Tonys May 26, 2013

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    The night of the Tony Awards arrives; Jimmy is faced with a final reckoning.

  • Season 2, Ep. 16 : The Nominations May 26, 2013

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    Tom has a run-in with an influential Tony voter; Ivy receives distracting news; Derek's past impacts the "Hit List" team.

  • Season 2, Ep. 15 : The Transfer May 11, 2013

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    Tom pulls out all the stops during a Houston & Levitt tribute night; Ivy worries that performing a risque number will damage her reputation; a betrayal leaves the cast of "Hit List" shaken.

  • Season 2, Ep. 14 : The Phenomenon May 4, 2013

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    "Bombshell" and "Hit List" are bonded by an unexpected event.

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : The Producers Apr 27, 2013

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    Jimmy threatens "Hit List's" future; Tom and Julia's partnership is strained; Ivy, Eileen and the team run themselves ragged.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The first few episodes after tonight's sensational pilot struggle to find the right balance between the musical and the dramatic, but by the fourth hour, as the new leading lady makes things difficult for the also-ran during the tense rehearsal process, Smash finds its footing. show more

  • Smash elegantly and energetically draws you into the orbit of a dozen dreamers and schemers at various stages in their Great White Way careers, and, like a true pro, the show makes it all look easy. show more

  • The cast, from Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty to Debra Messing and Angelica Huston, is superb. The subject matter is a carefully blended mix of artistic and accessible. show more

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